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  • Adityanath said the state government was aiming to open Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) in all gram panchayats that will bring about a major change in the agriculture sector and help farmers in many ways.

    As per government data, only 84 traders and self-employed persons from Delhi have registered for the scheme so far, while 59 persons from Kerala, 54 from Himachal Pradesh, 29 from Jammu and Kashmir and two from Goa have registered. No one has registered for the scheme in Lakshadweep and Mizoram.

    Signature Global in a statement said that it has started construction work on a new project 'Signature Global Proxima I and II' comprising 1,410 units with a total investment of around Rs 375 crore.

    The Yogi Adityanath government on Tuesday invited bids from private consultants to help draw up a plan and select companies to execute a project to take piped water to nine most water-deficient districts in Bundelkhand and Vindhya regions.

    “The special loans by PFC and REC will have stricter performance norms like reducing commercial losses, bringing financial discipline, and implementing prepaid metering, besides state government guarantees, timely release of subsidies and timeframe for payment of government department dues,” the official said.

    He also named Rohtang passageway in Himachal Pradesh as Atal Tunnel to mark the 95th birth anniversary of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Urging farmers to switch over to crops that use less water, he exhorted people not to waste the precious natural resource in daily household needs. He urged start-ups to come up with technology to ensure minimal use of water for various needs.

    A direct Air India flight was started between Jaipur and Agra in December 2017 under the Regional Connectivity Scheme with the hope that foreign tourists would use it to complete the golden triangle.

    The Hyderabad-based firm has been providing the subsidy management system to the Telangana government for the last two years and is now in talks with other state governments as well. The solution uses Aadhaar data to verify a person’s identity before he/she can avail a specific government service, or subsidy, thereby eliminating fake or bogus entries.

    The initiative is aimed making the best of ‘usar’ (alkaline) and ‘banjar’ (infertile) stretches of Bundelkhand which have been lying unproductive so far by using it for setting up solar energy plants, producing energy and selling it to government.

    Besides, government has envisaged setting up of Indian Institute of Skills with unique features that would make them different from the existing setup of ITIs, Polytechnics, and Advanced Training Institutes (ATIs). The union cabinet has approved the proposal of setting up of IISs at three locations in the country.

    Modi said countries such as Palestine, Iran, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Jordan have good relations with India, while the Maldives and Bahrain have bestowed their highest civil honour on him.

    The airline said that Agra will be the fifth city in Uttar Pradesh to be connected by IndiGo. The airline already operates flights to and from Allahabad, Gorakhpur, Lucknow and Varanasi. The airline will operate daily non-stop flights on Agra-Bangalore route, effective March 05, 2019.

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